‘Feminist Fairytales’ hilariously reawakens your childhood inner rage / Daily Dot

Deeply hidden away in every American is a memory of some fairytale they first heard as a child—and those standards of Eurocentric beauty are haunting. Actor/comedian Sarah Ann Masse is the American half of British-American sketch comedy duo, We Are Thomasse. Her husband and fellow performer Nick Afka Thomas is the Brit. Masse was reminded […]

Issa Rae’s long road from YouTube to HBO / Daily Dot

Issa Rae is in post-production for her forthcoming HBO show Insecure, set to bereleased on Oct. 9. But the breakthrough star is also working on a million other projects. A girl’s gotta stay busy. She is best known for her popular webseriesAwkward Black Girl, which premiered onYouTube in 2011 and ran through 2013. The show […]

‘The Book of Ye’ podcast explores all-things Kanye / DailyDot Upstream

To many, Kanye West is a mystery. To others, he’s a genius. Is his infamous Twitter presence performance art, or nonsense more in line with his “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!” line? You’re along for a bumpy ride either way. West and his wife Kim Kardashian West are media personalities as good at drawing attention to […]

New webseries ‘Swapped’ messes with Hollywood gender dynamics / DailyDot Entertainment

Women comprise only 7 percent of directors in the 250 top-grossing films of all time, according to a Variety study. While Hollywood catches up, artists with a clear vision of the future are taking it upon themselves to do what they do best: Make a lean, mean, parody machine out of modern film’s propensity for dude-centric, straight, […]

You can now officially transform into Tinder meat / DailyDot IRL

If you’ve ever had the thought, “Ugh, I feel like a piece of meat!” while swiping on Tinder, rest assured that you are not alone in this meatspace. Others feel your pain—though, chances are, they’d like to feel your flesh, too. To cope with this dichotomy, there’s MeatFace, a new tongue-in-cheek viral campaign and dating […]

How to make your wedding speech viral-worthy / DailyDot Lifestyle

It’s that special day, and for many of us it only happens once in a lifetime. Not birth or death—it’s your wedding day! Thanks to social media, there’s even more pressure to make sure your performance is exactly what all the glossy wedding magazines and the Wedding Industrial Complex hopes it will be: The most […]

With ‘Orange Is the New Black’ season 4, drama becomes formulaic / DailyDot Entertainment

Orange Is the New Black has become a slowly molding piece of bread. It’s unpleasant to chew and swallow. And what’s the point? Once upon a time, we were hooked on the super binge-worthy Netflix show, based on the memoir by Piper Kerman about her year in a women’s prison. Season 4 lands in our queue […]

Mood Chat for iOS gives your conversations an added layer of emotion / DailyDot Tech

A new iOS app is changing the way its users converse. Mood Chat is about sending something shorter than a voicemail but with the Internet-y flair of your #currentmood. Internet artist, goofball, and developer Tom Galle’s new iOS app Mood Chat gives conversation partners the opportunity to get away from the flat, bland, emotionally vacant […]

Let comedian Katina Corrao plan your hot date night / DailyDot Entertainment

Ask anyone in show business, and they’ll tell you that the path to success is lined with delusion, hope, and hard work. It’s a combination that NYC-based comedian/actor/writer Katina Corrao knows rather well. After 10 years of putting herself out there through standup comedy—a passion she didn’t know she had until she started doing it—Corrao […]

Fred Melamed on his heralded new Netflix series, ‘Lady Dynamite’ / DailyDot

Show business isn’t for the faint of heart. People tend to think of entertainment industry managers and agents as cutthroat types who lunge at opportunities and fight to the death for their A-list clients. But what if that’s not true? In Maria Bamford’s new Netflix show Lady Dynamite, out today, actor Fred Melamed plays her […]